It was named 'Panama' to reflect the bonds of friendship between the Panamanian park and the U.S. zoo, especially with one of its directors, Ron Magill.
"Panama is a coquettish bird that is used to people and being photographed," describes Néstor Correa, director of Summit.
Born on September 22, 2009, the female bird is now 3 years and 7 months old, and it will be the first of its species to come to Summit at such a young age and having been born in captivity. 'Panama' will become the symbol of this park.
The park has already had four Harpy Eagles, but all have arrived as adults. These raptors have an average lifespan of 40 years, but if well taken care of can live much longer, like 'Cheyenne', who died last year at the age of 51. 'Sonny', 'Ancón', and 'Metro' are also remembered.
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